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Hi I am new to this but I am struggling of deciding to do french or geography which one is your favourite and what do u recommend
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Hi I am new to this but I am struggling of deciding to do french or geography which one is your favourite and what do u recommend
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I did my GCSEs a few years ago but I would say pick whichever subject you enjoy or enjoy more. I did both and I hated French (but that's just personal preference). I really enjoyed geography and found it interesting so I didn't find it very difficult ( probs because I didn't mind doing the work as much). Also doing geography (esp. human geo) helps you understand a bit more w what's going on in the world. Ik I'm super biased rn but go w what subject you prefer. Also if you enjoy both subjects would you consider the option to take both?
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I'd recommend French.

Useful for me as at the time my aunt lived in France.
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Personally, I couldn't recommend French more - you'll not only study language, which is really useful even if you only take it to GCSE level (and some unis require a language at GCSE for certain courses) but you'll also study some culture and gain access to more different cultures. I really respect geography and find it fascinating, but I feel like a language will open more doors. I should also say that I'm biased because I'm about to start a French degree, but yeah!
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Hi,
I did my GCSEs a few years ago but I would say pick whichever subject you enjoy or enjoy more. I did both and I hated French (but that's just personal preference). I really enjoyed geography and found it interesting so I didn't find it very difficult ( probs because I didn't mind doing the work as much). Also doing geography (esp. human geo) helps you understand a bit more w what's going on in the world. Ik I'm super biased rn but go w what subject you prefer. Also if you enjoy both subjects would you consider the option to take both?
Thanks for responding I wouldn’t be able to take both as I am also taking art and music thx this has helped me a lot
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Thanks for responding I wouldn’t be able to take both as I am also taking art and music thx this has helped me a lot
no worries I hope you'll be able to make a definitive choice .
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Personally, I couldn't recommend French more - you'll not only study language, which is really useful even if you only take it to GCSE level (and some unis require a language at GCSE for certain courses) but you'll also study some culture and gain access to more different cultures. I really respect geography and find it fascinating, but I feel like a language will open more doors. I should also say that I'm biased because I'm about to start a French degree, but yeah!
Okay thank you this is very good reasons as I am doing a con and pro thank u!
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I'd recommend French.

Useful for me as at the time my aunt lived in France.
Okay thank you for your help it’s making my decisions easier
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Hi! I'm currently studying French and geography for GCSE. First thing I'd say is that both are very well-respected so it's more important to pick the subject you prefer. Having a language is brilliant and it does make you more attractive to employers, but it won't really open any doors for you unless you study it at A-level and beyond (GCSE French hardly prepares you to go to France and speak the language).

From personal experience, I would suggest you go with geography unless languages 'click' with you. Geography is more accessible and requires less natural ability for you to do well. French, on the other hand, can be confusing and you can get completely lost, especially in the listening and speaking exams.

Having said that, if you understand languages, they don't require copious amounts of revision and they can be very rewarding.

It might also be worth mentioning that if your school offers Spanish, an overwhelming number of people find Spanish easier to learn, especially since it's phonetic.

At the end of the day, the most important thing is the grade you come out with, and you will get good grades in subjects that you enjoy (as you will be motivated to study for them) and those that you have a natural ability in. This is something only you can determine, so just take some time to think about which subject you would rather study, and which you get better grades in, or even find easier.

Hope this helps and good luck deciding!
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Thank you for responding it helps me a lot
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